Healthy Tips

The question for today is Should You take Antioxidants? What are antioxidants?

Antioxidants, according to the US National Library of Medicine, are substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food, or by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke and radiation. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Hence the answer to the answer to the initially asked question is a YES!. According to Dr Weil, eating right, getting regular exercise and managing stress are all vital to achieving optimum health, but sometimes these just aren’t enough. While vitamins and supplements shouldn’t be taken as substitutes for a healthy diet, they can be beneficial by filling in any gaps. A high-quality antioxidant can help address the damage caused by free radicals, boost immunity, help reduce stress-related fatigue, and increase musculoskeletal and skin integrity. In short, antioxidants can provide an extra layer of protection for your health.

According to him, fresh fruit salad is a traditional, healthy dessert. Not only delicious, it is nutritious, too – the natural antioxidants and fiber of fresh fruit support the body’s defenses and help to keep it running smoothly. When making a fruit salad, consider including the following choices – according to the USDA, these fruits are exceptionally high in antioxidants:

  1. Wild blueberries
  2. Cranberries
  3. Blackberries
  4. Prunes
  5. Raspberries
  6. Strawberries
  7. Red delicious apples
  8. Granny Smith apples
  9. Sweet cherries
  10. Black plums

YOUR HEALTH IS YOUR WEALTH. So stay healthy to your wealth.

 

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